Romania’s junior team has won six medals, two gold and four silver, at the 17th edition of the Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, held in Turkey (Antalya) between June 21 to 26. According to the official press release of the Ministry of National Education, Romania topped the unofficial ranking of participating nations.
The gold medals were won by Laurentiu Ioan Ploscaru (a 9th grader from the “Alexandru Lahovari” National College in Ramnicu Valcea) and Andrei Teodor Andronache (a 9th grader from the International Computer Science High School of Bucharest). Last year, the same two pupils won also gold medals at the same competition held in Greece.
The silver medals were won by Andrei Pasa (an 8th grader from the National College of Iasi), Filip Ion (8th grade from No. 56 Secondary School of Bucharest), Cristian Teleanu (9th grade from the “Ovidiu” High School of Constanta) and Ciprian-Mircea Bonciocat (7th grade from the “Tudor Vianu” National College of Bucharest). The team leader was Mircea Fianu. The mathematical problems that they had to resolve are available here.